Jackie’s South Bay Weekend Guide

March 14, 2019

After the wet, wild, windy winter we’ve just experienced, the last few days of mild weather came as a pleasant surprise (to me at least…. I think I was experiencing a form of Stockholm Syndrome – I developed a psychological alliance with the rain as a survival strategy). We’re all looking ahead to spring and mercifully, we don’t have to wait much longer. Spring officially begins next Wednesday, March 20, and with the recent Daylight Saving Time adjustment, we’ll have longer, warmer days to look forward to. Dare I say, summer is just around the corner? Never mind that, because we’ve got a busy spring loaded with fun events to look forward to!

The Hermosa Saloon will host Dead Marionette Theater: The Irish Wake for three nights, Thursday, March 14 through Saturday, March 16. Doors open at 5 p.m., the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Horror lovers are invited to experience a deranged immersive experience like never before. From the legendary degenerates behind a decade of insane parties across Southern and Central California, comes the next incarnation of the South Bay’s most immersive experience. Brace yourself for three mind-blowing nights of shock, horror, and indulgence led by the demon puppets of Dead Marionette Theatre. Who drinks more than the Irish? We’ll find out. Expect a night filled with drinks and debauchery. If you’ve never experienced Dead Marionette Theatre, it could best be described as a freak show at a rave inside a haunted house on the eve of the apocalypse… with puppets. It’s guarantee you won’t ever forget this experience…that is, if you make it out alive. ***BE ADVISED*** Dead Marionette Theatre is a 360 degree, fully-immersive experience with heavy and frequent use of strobe lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, subsonic sound, climate-altering effects, projectiles, and graphic and potentially offensive imagery. Performers, props, and special effects CAN and DO come in direct contact with the audience. If you disturb easily or have sensitivity to any of the elements listed above, please consider carefully before attending. Basically, if you come to the show, you’re probably going to get hit with some sh!t, so don’t be a baby. Recommended attire: hard hat, poncho, steel-toed boots, sunglasses, earplugs, change of underpants, and bible/holy water… or just dress as a Cool Construction Worker Priest and that will cover everything. Seriously, though… don’t come dressed in your Sunday Best unless you’ve got a really good dry cleaner. You have NEVER experienced anything like this. Be prepared for sensory overload. This event is strictly 21+. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $10 at the door. For additional information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/deadmarionettetheatre/. The Hermosa Saloon is located at 211 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA.

Redondo Union High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) program is hosting a Burger Night Fundraiser on Friday, March 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 184. The mission of the MCJROTC program at RUHS is to “provide a Leadership Education course that develops informed and responsible citizens, helps develop leadership, builds character, stresses discipline, teaches respect for authority, and enlightens cadets to possible career and educational choices.” All proceeds go to support the MCJROTC program. Pre-sale tickets are $10, or they can be purchased for $12 at the door. Tickets can be paid for at the ASB Finance Office at RUHS, and checks can be made out to the high school. To learn more about the program at RUHS, visit the school website at https://www.redondounion.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=961800&type=d&pREC_ID=1284373. American Legion Post 184 is located at 412 Camino Real in Redondo Beach.

The Knights of Columbus will host a Fish Fry in honor of the Lenten season every Friday (March 15) through April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Nativity School Annex. The community is invited to enjoy a traditional meatless meal of baked fish or deep-fried fish, with a baked potato or French fries, coleslaw, roll, coffee and punch cake. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children under 12. There is a $5 corkage fee if you bring your own wine. The Nativity School Annex is located at 1415 Engracia Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501.

The Hawthorne Historical Society will host the Hometown Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 16 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Jim Thorpe Park. The community is encouraged to stop by, enjoy a hearty breakfast (pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee) and take a tour of the museum. The event also features music and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the museum. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. For additional information, visit the website at https://hawthornehistorical.com/redesign/. Jim Thorpe Park is located at 14100 Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.

The Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild presents the Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. The Arts & Crafts Faire features an array of handmade crafts – everything from candles and quilts to sculpture, clothing and jewelry. Attendees can look forward to a door prize and opportunity drawing, music by DJ Ozzie and food and beverages available for purchase. Admission is FREE! For additional information, visit the website at http://www.torrancecraftsmensguild.org/. The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3341 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA (at the corner of Torrance Boulevard and Madrona Avenue).

Mother’s Market will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new location on Rosecrans Avenue. Attendees can expect live music/DJ, photo booth, tastings from local purveyors, new products, kids crafts and more. The first 500 customers on Saturday will receive a custom grocery bag designed and printed on site by Clean Aesthetic. Furthering the Mother’s commitment to sustainability, excess produce and food will be donated to The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The new 16,000 square foot grocery store and café, will feature the expansive and fresh produce selection for which the brand has been known for over 40 years. At the heart of the store will be fresh produce that is always the highest grade and organic unless seasonally unavailable and always 100 percent non-GMO delivered six days a week and rarely warehoused, and only when necessary to ripen. In addition, they will offer a juice and coffee bar, full-service café, local beer, and wine offerings and will include many organic, biodynamic and sustainable options as well as vitamin, herb, mineral, and sports nutrition selections. For additional information, visit the website at https://www.mothersmarket.com/. Mother’s Market is located at 1700 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is proud to present the annual Hermosa Beach Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16 beginning at 11 a.m. The parade begins at the staging area near City Hall on Valley Drive, makes a left onto Pier Avenue and ends at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 10th Street. Over 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands will take part in the seven-block parade down Pier Avenue. Other participants include bagpipers from the Emerald Society, floats and our four-legged friends from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California. New this year are the Budweiser Clydesdale Horses, and a Dumbo-themed parade float from Disney. Radio broadcaster Mark Williard will be announcing the parade at step-off, and Kinecta will be hosting a free ice cream truck in their parking lot. The ‘Wearing of the Green’ is a time-honored tradition. Don’t be surprised to find yourself ordering corned beef and cabbage, savoring a pint of Guinness, singing Danny Boy and kissing perfect strangers. Ya gotta love the Irish! For additional information, visit the website at http://www.hbchamber.net/pages/st-patricks-day-parade1.

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents Goat Yoga on Saturday, March 16 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the benefits of yoga, bask in the fresh air of the Garden, and hold your poses alongside Nigerian Dwarf goats! According a recent Huffington Post article, this new fitness trend is “the cutest way to find your center!” Our friends at Hello Critter will deliver an experience you won’t soon forget. Bring a yoga mat, camera and sense of humor. Space is limited. The fee for Members is $34, for non-Members, $39. To view the video of the last Goat Yoga class, visit https://www.facebook.com/scbgarden/videos/1638528099787287/. For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/goat-yoga/. The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.

Absolution Brewing Company will host an Anniversary Party to celebrate their fifth year in business on Saturday, March 16 from 2 to 9 p.m. It’s going to be ABSOLUTE fun all day long with live music by Nasty Bad Habit from 2 to 5 p.m., karaoke from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tremors from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food by Anarchy Seafood and Chow Down, exclusive anniversary beer release, games (foosball, cornhole, darts, shuffleboard, etc) and pop-ups by YDB Apparel, Miles Skateboards and others. Limited VIP tickets are $25 and include an anniversary glass, 8 ounce pour of Anniversary Brew and a 4 pack of 16-ounce cans of this limited-edition beer to go. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/absolutions-5th-anniversary-party-tickets-56660647522. Absolution Brewing Company is located at 2878 Columbia Street, Torrance, CA 90503.

The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band presents the concert, Old, New, Borrowed, Blue on Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Norris Center. The band will perform works by award-winning composer W. Francis McBeth; movie and television orchestrator and arranger, Julie Giroux; and Augsburg College professor, Erika Svanoe; among many others. Pianist Haesung Park will join the band to perform a concert band arrangement of Gershwin’s beloved composition, Rhapsody in Blue. Under the direction of Christine Hayes, the band consists of about sixty musicians, including school music teachers, engineers, physicians, homemakers, as well as current and former professional and amateur instrumentalists. Many members have played in university ensembles, military bands, and touring “big bands” under well-known conductors. Individual musicians also teach publicly and privately as well as perform in local churches, orchestras, and community musical theater. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and younger. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.palosverdesperformingarts.com/. The Norris Theatre is located at 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

The beloved local coffee establishment based in El Segundo invites the community to check out the new Smoky Hollow Roasters March 17 through March 23 for a week filled with specials, events and festivities!
-Thursday, March 21 from 4-6 p.m. – happy hour with beer, wine, light apps provided by DeLuca, desserts by Smoky Hollow Baking and music.
-Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Pancake & Bacon Breakfast featuring coffee tasting and roasting demonstrations
-Specials for the entire week of March 17-23 – Smoky Hollow Roasters will offer $99 cent coffee and $2 specialty drink specials, including the signature Blue Butterfly Tea Latte made with a combination of Blue Butterfly Pea Tea and Oolong Tea, with Rose and Oat Milk (the drink is truly blue); their house-made Purple Palmer, which is a combination of Blue Tea and Lemonade that makes a Purple version of the traditional Arnold Palmer; and much more.
A full slate of events and specials include happy hour, pancake & bacon breakfast featuring a unique cupping experience, roasting demos and more. Parking can be challenging in the neighborhood. Walking is encouraged. For Saturday only, auxiliary parking is available until 1 p.m. only at the lot located at El Segundo Boulevard and Main Street. All cars must be out by 1 p.m. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.facebook.com/smokyhollowroasters/. Smoky Hollow Roasters is located at 118 Sierra Street, Unit C, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Jennifer Goldstein, the Senior Empowering Guru, will host a FREE seminar, Should I Stay or Should I Go? on Wednesday, March 20 from 9 to 11:30 A.M. at The Depot Restaurant. Should I Stay or Should I Go? is a seminar for aging individuals and their adult children. This event empowers seniors to make informed decisions about whether to stay in their home or sell. Learn the answers to questions you may have such as, When is the right time? Why do we procrastinate? Where should I go? What about all my stuff? Speakers include: Jennifer Goldstein, Senior Empowering Guru and Senior Real Estate Specialist; Andrea Rosen Daniels, Placement Specialist, RCFE Administrator; Regina F. Lark, PH.D., Certified Professional Organizer, Certification in Professional Organization; and Angela Park Sheldon, Managing Partner, Wealth Advisor. A continental breakfast will be served. Seating is limited! For additional information and to RSVP, call (310) 465-2339 or visit the website at https://www.seniorempoweringguru.com/seminar/. The Depot Restaurant is located at 1250 Cabrillo Avenue in Torrance.

Social Workplace presents Co-Work Wednesday on Wednesday, March 20. Experience Social Workplace with a free day pass! Grab a desk and free tea or coffee and enjoy access to this ultra-cool workspace and amenities. Get some work done and meet other members. Social Workspace is opening their doors to let you experience what co-working is all about. If you’re working from home, working from a noisy coffee shop or anywhere else that you find ineffective to getting sh!t done, you need to go to Social Workplace for Co-Work Wednesday. In addition, there will be a photo shoot from 10 a.m. to Noon. A photographer is taking pictures for the website and promotional purposes. There’s a form you need to fill out if you want to participate. Reserve your spot by March 18. This offer is limited to the first 15 people. Come and go as you please from 9am to 5pm. First-come, first-served. For additional information and to sign up, visit https://www.socialworkplace.com/event/cowork-wednesday-photo-shoot/. Social Workspace is located at 2315 Lomita Boulevard, Suite 200, Lomita, CA.

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The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting & Mixer at Georgia’s Lounge on Wednesday, March 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend Georgia’s Lounge’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony followed by a Mixer at their fabulous lounge! Manhattan Beach Chamber members get free wine and beer for the first hour accompanied by some delicious appetizers provided by Georgia’s. This event is FREE to attend! Happy Hour specials end at 6 p.m. For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/ribbon-cutting-and-mixer-with-georgia-s-lounge-9071. Georgia’s Lounge is located at 1500 Aviation Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.

Here’s a HEADS-UP on a few events you’ll want to plan for now!
















This event listing is current as of yesterday, but new events are posted EVERY DAY! Check the website for updates at http://www.southbaybyjackie.com for details on these and other events happening throughout the South Bay.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation has put out a Call for Entries for the South Bay Festival of the Arts taking place on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Submission is open to all representational artists worldwide. Entries can be in any two-dimensional media (excluding photography – there’s a separate show for that), and 40 artworks will be selected from all the submissions. Nationally exhibiting artist Adam Normandin will be the Awards Judge and will select four artworks to receive an award. The application deadline is April 30, 2019. To apply, visit https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=31071. The Torrance Cultural Arts Center is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

The Palos Verdes Art Center has put out a Call for Artists for Now Trending, the annual Alpay Scholarship University Student Juried Exhibition taking place from June 8 through July 7. All current Southern California university art students are invited to mine the cultural landscape of Los Angeles for inspiration leading to the submission of dynamic new work to be showcased in PVAC’s annual Alpay Scholarship University Student Juried Exhibition, Now Trending.
Open to all current Southern California university art students:
·All media considered – new media encouraged
·No submission fee
·Up to three (3) submissions; please upload only one image for 2-Dimensional works or video; up to three images allowed for each 3-D work.
·Submission goals “the unexpected”
·Winning submission awarded $5000 scholarship
·Submission deadline, April 15, 2019
·Exhibition dates, June 8 – July 7, 2019
To apply, visit the website at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6470.

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its Non-Profit Agency Grants to enhance its ability to provide preventive health services in the community. Non-profits that provide physical and/or mental health programs are welcome to apply. The current application period will run from February 11, 2019 to April 8, 2019. For details, visit https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/bchd-seeks-applicants-proposals-non-profit-agency-grants/.

The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors is seeking qualified residents and high school students to serve on its Advisory Committees. All committee members have a direct impact on the health and wellness programs and services BCHD provides to the Beach Cities community. Meetings are generally held quarterly and scheduled for evenings. The following committees are seeking candidates:
-Community Health Committee Identifies and advises the board on community health and wellness concerns, monitors the availability of community health resources and recommends areas for programs and services.
-Strategic Planning Committee Helps the board formulate and fulfill the vision, mission and goals of BCHD.
-Finance Committee Works with the board to ensure the financial health of BCHD.
Committee members must reside in Hermosa, Manhattan or Redondo Beach. Residents who wish to be considered must complete an application – available at http://www.bchd.org/committee – and submit a resume or curriculum vitae. High school students must complete a youth application and have it signed by three references. All applications are due by noon on Monday, May 6, 2019. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews and appointments will be announced in June. All terms begin July 1, 2019.Terms are two years for adult members and one year for high school students. Community members with questions about the positions or application process should contact Charlie Velasquez at charlie.velasquez@bchd.org. High school students with questions should contact Shana Martinez at (310) 374-3426, ext. 161, or shana.martinez@bchd.org. Completed applications can be faxed, emailed, dropped off or mailed to:
Beach Cities Health District Committee Appointments
1200 Del Amo Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Fax: (310) 376-4738
Email: Charlie.velasquez@bchd.org

Buy tickets NOW for the Ragin Cajun Crawfish Jamboree at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach on Saturday April 6 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/580603042362013/.

This morning on The South Bay Show: South Bay Spotlight, our guest is Donny Young, Founder and President of the Beach Tennis Association. The 2019 season is about to get underway in Hermosa Beach and Donny encourages the community to come down to the beach and check it out. Don’t worry, if you missed the program, you can listen to it anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/donny-young-beach-tennis-association/. Tune in every Thursday at 8 a.m. to keep up with what’s going down throughout in the South Bay!

Tomorrow morning on The South Bay Show: Manhattan Beach Chamber 360, our guests will be Sky Berman, Kathleen Terry and Jan Buike, and we’ll be discussing the new film by Sky Bergman, Lives Well Lived – Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Age. There will be a FREE screening on Sunday, March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Joslyn Center and EVERYBODY is invited! Listen to the podcast live at 8 a.m. or anytime at https://www.southbaybyjackie.com/lives-well-lived-celebrating-secrets-wit-wisdom-age/. Tune in every Friday morning and discover what’s happening in Manhattan Beach!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody and have a fabulous South Bay weekend!